COVID-19 Vaccination Reference Guide

Apr 15, 2021

To help navigate the process of getting vaccinated where you live, here’s a handy reference guide.

Starting Monday, April 19, all Oregonians over the age of 16 are eligible for a COVID-19 vaccination. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention has approved the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine for people as young as 16. 

There are a few ways to get the shot—through the county health department, at a pharmacy or from your doctor. There is a pause in effect for administering the single-dose Johnson & Johnson vaccine. Currently, all vaccination sites are providing either Pfizer or Moderna, Both brands require a second, follow up shot. All COVID-19 vaccines, no matter where they are administered, are free of charge.

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Lane County

Each weekend, Lane County Public Health holds drive-through or walk-up mass vaccination clinics at Autzen Stadium, Lane Events Center and Lane Community College. Vaccination appointments are required and can be made online at LaneCounty.org/vaxclinics

The Lane County Public Health COVID-19 call center is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday - Friday at 541-682-1380

The county is currently administering Pfizzer and Moderna vaccine. Folks will get a reminder about their second dose but can schedule the appointment themselves. Those who got the Pfizer vaccine should wait 21 days to schedule the second shot. With Moderna, the wait is 28 days until it’s time schedule for the boost shot.

Eugene 4-J, Bethel, Siuslaw and Mapleton school districts are planning and holding vax clinics for eligible students. The school districts are working with community partners and Lane County Public Health to offer the Pfizzer-BioNTech vaccine to 16 and 17 year olds. Invitation to schedule a shot at a student vax  clinic is sent to families via email and/or text message.  

White Bird Clinic has been vaccinating thousands of residents at the WOW Hall in Eugene. Appointments for a COVID-19 vaccine are required and can be scheduled directly at whitebirdclinic.org/vaccine or by calling 541-246-2341.

The U of O is conducting drive-through vax clinics at Autzen Stadium especially for students and employees. They are being staffed by student employees with special lanes designated to receive walk up traffic and people arriving on bikes.

The UO’s Monitoring and Assessment Program (also called MAP) continues to provide free COVID-19 testing to anyone interested. Pre-registration is required. Public Health officials encourage residents to take advantage of the opportunity to “know your status” and help limit the spread of coronavirus. 

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Linn County

Indoor Vaccine Clinics are held at the Linn County Fair & Expo Willamette Event Center in Albany. Appointments are required and can be made online at linncountyhealth.org  If there are barriers to accessing the internet, call the Linn County Health Department at 1-800-304-7468.

Dates for clinics vary and fill up fast. Once a person has received the first dose of either Pfizer or Moderna, the appointment for the second shot will be at the same time slot as your first dosage was --on the scheduled day.

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Benton County

Benton County and Samaritan Health Services partner to host mass COVID-19 vaccination clinics at Reser Stadium on the Oregon State University campus.

Additionally, mass vaccination clinics are held at the Monroe Grade School. Appointments are required and can be scheduled online www.co.benton.or.us/covid19/page/vaccine-appointments

Douglas County

To make an appointment for a vaccine, residents are asked to email vaccines@douglaspublichealthnetwork.org Or you can call 541-464-6550 8am-5pm 7 days per week.

Mobile vaccination clinics run by a group called a "tiger team" have been covering ground in the rural county to reach small communities. Vaccinations are also being administered by the federally-qualified health center Aviva Health as well as by the Cow Creek Band of Umpqua Tribe and the Roseburg Veterans Administration office.

Lincoln County

There are a multitude of vax clinics throughout the county, namely in Newport, Waldport and Lincoln City. Vaccination clinics are by appointment only. Some clinics have standby lists available. For online scheduling, go to COVID-19 Vaccination Clinics | Lincoln County Oregon

Siletz Community Health Clinic is offering vaccines to residents of Lincoln County on Fridays only. Call 541-444-9636 and leave all requested information. Priority will be given to Tribal members, other natives, patients of SCHC, residents of Siletz and Logsden communities.

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Deschutes County

Walk-up COVID vaccine appointments are being offered Saturday, May 1 between noon and 2 p.m. at the Mass Vaccination Clinic at the Deschutes Fair & Expo Center. First-dose appointments will only be offered at the Mass Vaccination Clinic through the end of next week. Operations will continue through the end of May to complete second-dose appointments.  The Mass Vaccination Clinic wrap up operations in May but vaccines will be distributed to local healthcare providers who have been approved by the Oregon Health Authority to offer COVID-19 vaccinations. Deschutes County Health Services will also continue to offer limited pop-up vaccination clinics across the County.   

To register for a vaccine at mass vaccination clinics in Redmond, residents can schedule at:

https://www.centraloregoncovidvaccine.com/

To learn more about vaccination clinics and how to get the shot, visit  COVID-19 Vaccine | Deschutes County Oregon  Residents who are unable to register online can call (541) 699-5109 for assistance. Staff are available from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays and 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on weekends. 

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Federal Pharmacy Partners

Several pharmacies throughout Oregon receive vaccines from local, state and federal allocations. Increased access to the vaccine means in many cases pharmacies have supply "in stock." Appointments are made on the pharmacy’s website and can be scheduled out over several weeks. Pharmacies schedule the second dose at the time of the first one. It's written on the back of your vaccination card.

Participating pharmacies include:

Bi-Mart

Costco

Fred Meyer

Health Mart

Hi-School Pharmacy

Rite Aid

Safeway/Albertsons

Walgreens

Walmart

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Call Your Doctor

In many cases, your medical provider can schedule and administer a vaccine for you. This varies though-- so people are advised to contact their health provider to see if they have the vaccine on hand.

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Statewide resources

covidvaccine.oregon.gov

If you are unable to use the GVO tool, you can also explore the Vaccine Information by County page, or contact 211 for vaccine registration information.

Text ORCOVID to 898211 (English and Spanish only), email ORCOVID@211info.org or call 211 or 1-866-698-6155 (toll-free from 6 a.m. to 7 p.m. daily TTY: call 711 then dial 1-866-698-6155).

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